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Lab Test Dictionary

Fluoxetine (8389)

Methodology

Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry


Synonyms

Prozac

Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics Valencia


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Tuesday and Saturday

Standard TAT

2-5 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Blood

Container Type

Red Top (No Additive)

Collection Instructions

Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top), sodium heparin (green-top), or lithium heparin (green-top) tube is also acceptable. Do no use gel barrier/serum separator tubes (SST). Collect at steady-state trough concentration. Specimen should be collected >12 hours after dose.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room temp: 48 Hours; Refrigerated: 5 Days; Frozen: 30 Days

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis, Gel barrier/Serum separator tube (SST)

Test Volume Required

1 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.5 mL Serum or Plasma


Included Tests

Norfluoxetine, Fluoxetine and Total.


CPT Codes

80332


Revised

08-28-18

Initials

SL